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PepsiCo beats expectations, stands by portfolio

PepsiCo Inc. reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday and said its mixed portfolio played a role, underscoring its resistance to splitting up its drinks and snacks businesses.Full story

Earnings Preview: PepsiCo to report 2Q

PepsiCo's second-quarter results will be under even greater scrutiny than usual, given activist investor Nelson Peltz's disclosure last week that he wants the company to drop its drinks business and buy Oreo cookie maker Mondelez. Full story

Midday Glance: Beverages companies

Shares of some top beverages companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Full story

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  Coca-Cola Pushes Anti-Obesity Campaign

The beverage company is working to make lower calorie drinks, says Steve Cahillane, Coca-Cola Americas executive vp & president.

  Dr. Pepper Battles Soda Backlash

The beverage maker is working hard to develop new products to offset the trend among consumers to drink less of its drinks, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  Coca-Cola Q1 Earnings Beats on Top & Bottom Line

John Faucher, JP Morgan analyst, breaks down the beverage company's first quarter numbers, as the stock hits a 52-week high.

  What does a food taste tester actually do?

Food and beverage companies rely on food taste testers to analyze and review their products. But what exactly is their role and how could you get hired to taste food for a living?

  Squawk Takes a Stand on Coca-Cola's Commercials

The "Squawk Box" news team weighs in on the beverage company's new ad campaign addressing obesity.

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